Thursday, 19 January 2023
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
87. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the increase or decrease in the patronage of each of DART, Luas, Commuter and InterCity rail usage in 2022, compared with 2019; the services with the greatest percentage increase in patronage; the policies he intends on following in 2023 in order to increase this patronage further; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1369/23]
As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport; However, I am not involved in day-to-day operations of public transport services. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has responsibility for the collection and publication of statistics relating to public transport.
Therefore, I have forwarded the Deputy’s question in relation to the patronage of DART, Luas, Commuter and InterCity rail usage, to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.